# Stress tensor of a quark moving through N=4 thermal plasma

## Abstract

We develop the linear equations that describe graviton perturbations of AdS{sub 5}-Schwarzschild generated by a string trailing behind an external quark moving with constant velocity. Solving these equations allows us to evaluate the stress tensor in the boundary gauge theory. Components of the stress tensor exhibit directional structures in Fourier space at both large and small momenta. We comment on the possible relevance of our results to relativistic heavy-ion collisions.

- Authors:

- Joseph Henry Laboratories, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States)

- Publication Date:

- OSTI Identifier:
- 20935276

- Resource Type:
- Journal Article

- Resource Relation:
- Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.106003; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ANTI DE SITTER SPACE; EQUATIONS; GAUGE INVARIANCE; HEAVY ION REACTIONS; PERTURBATION THEORY; PLASMA; QUARKS; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; SCHWARZSCHILD RADIUS; STRESSES; TENSORS

### Citation Formats

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Friess, Joshua J., Gubser, Steven S., Michalogiorgakis, Georgios, and Pufu, Silviu S.
```*Stress tensor of a quark moving through N=4 thermal plasma*. United States: N. p., 2007.
Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.106003.

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Friess, Joshua J., Gubser, Steven S., Michalogiorgakis, Georgios, & Pufu, Silviu S.
```*Stress tensor of a quark moving through N=4 thermal plasma*. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.106003.

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Friess, Joshua J., Gubser, Steven S., Michalogiorgakis, Georgios, and Pufu, Silviu S. Tue .
"Stress tensor of a quark moving through N=4 thermal plasma". United States.
doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.106003.
```

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@article{osti_20935276,
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title = {Stress tensor of a quark moving through N=4 thermal plasma},

author = {Friess, Joshua J. and Gubser, Steven S. and Michalogiorgakis, Georgios and Pufu, Silviu S.},

abstractNote = {We develop the linear equations that describe graviton perturbations of AdS{sub 5}-Schwarzschild generated by a string trailing behind an external quark moving with constant velocity. Solving these equations allows us to evaluate the stress tensor in the boundary gauge theory. Components of the stress tensor exhibit directional structures in Fourier space at both large and small momenta. We comment on the possible relevance of our results to relativistic heavy-ion collisions.},

doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.106003},

journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},

number = 10,

volume = 75,

place = {United States},

year = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},

month = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}

}

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